Quarry School Place, Headington, Oxford, OX3 8LH
01865 762345


Our school is a place where everyone is known, valued and respected.

Welcome to Headington Quarry Nursery  School. We put the children and families needs at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves in meeting the needs of all of our children on their individual journey.

We are very proud to be one of the six maintained nursery schools in  Oxfordshire. We are led by a  governing body, a Headteacher and Early Years teachers, all specialists in the Foundation Stage.

We offer government funded places of either 15 or 30 hours (according to the government criteria and with an appropriate elibility code), for children the term after their 3rd birthday  in our Nursery school provision. We also have a daycare facility that is open from 8.00am until 6pm. Parents can pay for breakfast care, after school care or to top up a funded place. For children who have just turned 3 we have our daycare facility, parents can pay (by the hour) for this provision. In the holidays and on INSET days we run  holiday daycare for children aged 3-8years old.

Do feel free to pop in and visit us, or make an appointment with our school office for a guided tour.

Natalie Wilson


We have a board of governors who work with the school to ensure  we provide a good quality of education. Susannah Murphy is our chair of governors and can be contacted on : governors@headington-nurs.oxon.sch.uk

‘Staff develop children’s wonder in learning very effectively’

‘Staff at your school have a deep understanding of the principles of early years education.’

‘Staff know about the importance of providing experiences that fascinate children.’

‘Children from your nursery are exceptionally well prepared for the next stage of their learning’.

Ofsted Report December 2018  To read our latest Ofsted report please click Ofsted inspection 2018.

Having looked at the pages in this section, if there is anything else you would like to know, please do not hesitate to ask and we will be happy to help. In addition, our full prospectus is available by clicking  here: SchoolProspectus2019Autumn-2

If you wish to have a paper copy of anything on this website, please contact the school office.

The frequency of reading to children at a young age has a direct causal effect on their schooling outcomes regardless of their family background and home environment.

  •   Reading to children at age 4-5 every day has a significant positive effect on their reading skills and cognitive skills (i.e., language and literacy, numeracy and cognition) later in life.o
  • Reading to children 3-5days per week (compared to 2 or less)has the same effect on the child’s reading skills at age 4-5 as being six months older. 
  • Reading to them 6-7 days per week has the same effect as being almost 12months older.

    2012 research report, Reading to young children: a head-start in life, authored by: G. Kalb and J.C. van Ours

    This link below has some tips on how to read with your child.

Our INSET days left for this academic year are:

20th & 21st July 2020  

Nursery school is closed on these days for staff training, but daycare is open if you need childcare.

PTA Valentine’s Cake Sale 

13th/14th February

Proceeds towards the sand pit redesign

The Spring Term Menu

Spring Menu Headington Quarry